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Read online The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test For a start Kesey s own life with the Merry Pranksters is perhaps the consummate example of a phenomenon that in baffled the national imagination the transformation of the promising middle class youth with all the advantages into what was popularly known as the hippie Ken Kesey was more than promising He was a Golden Boy of the West a scholar actor star athlete amp one of the outstanding novelists of his generation when he burst forth as an experimenter with powerful new hallucinogenic drugs leader of the Merry Pranksters amp finally fugitive from the FBI the California police amp the Mexican Federales Tom Wolfe a journalist already widely known for his exuberant portraiture of the American Bizarre plunged into the psychedelic world of the Pranksters emerging with The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test a now classic portrait of the coterie which gave the hippie world of the s much of its philosophy amp vocabulary He recounts their romp across America in the st psychedelic bus their alliance with the Hell s Angels their Be elzebubbling takeover of a Unitarian Church convention their conversion of the biggest anti Vietnam rally of all time into a freak out their zany games of hide amp seek from the law in two countries all with a depth of exploration amp a stylistic inventiveness which make The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test one of the most memorable journalistic odysseys of our time by Tom Wolfe

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
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